Make travel plans without going online with the new Tripware add-on for Microsoft Outlook
Schedule your next trip without even opening a Web browser. Tripware is a new add-on to Microsoft Outlook 2007. Simply select the dates you want to travel and click on the Tripware icon; that opens a separate window in which you can search for flights, hotels, and rental cars. Make the purchase, change dates, or cancel reservations right from Outlook. You can use a default (read: company approved) airline, rental company, or hotel chain. Tripware uses the same back-end system as sites such as Expedia and Orbitz, so it offers the same deals. COST: $5 to $20 to book a flight, and $5 each for a car rental or hotel.